Hñañhu farmers in Cardonal, Hidalgo, struggle to combat environmental challenges, including poor water and soil quality from the overuse of chemicals that decrease income and food supply overall. Magueyal, Sujeto y Comunidad, A.C. (Magueyal) mobilizes community members to implement action plans and processes for increased and diversified organic farming methods that benefit the environment. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Mexico. Magueyal’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Food security and agroecology in Hñañhu communities in Cardonal, Hidalgo.||Mexico||2017 – 2018||$50,000||$48,850||400 individuals||800 individuals||agriculture and food security
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The Inter-American Foundation has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 15 Ph.D. candidates from universities in the United States who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America during 2017 to 2018. The Fellows were selected on the strength of their academic record, their proposals and their potential contribution to grassroots development. Read more ›